Category Archives: Asia

The talk’s scenario Afghanistan peace process SCO way

By Brig (R) Ishaq Ahmed Peace in Afghanistan  A dream that is not getting to reality, despite efforts (not concerted and fruitful) of so many countries, players and even Afghan populace and leadership within and outside Afghanistan. Eighteen years down

The US’ welcome of China on Afghan peace process headed for win-win results

By Andrew Korybko “We welcome the positive role of Russia, China, and any other country in the Afghan peace process”, a U.S. State Department official said on Friday, an unexpected announcement considering the increased trade tensions between the U.S. and

Don’t expect anything very different from Modi in his 2nd term

By Bharat Karnad Narendra Modi has been returned to power with a bang by the people. Despite a record of tepid success in the domestic and economic spheres at home and timidity abroad, except when it comes to Pakistan where

LUS offers to sell THAAD defence system to India as alternative to Russian S-400s

The exact date of the offer of THAAD and the PAC-3 systems to India could not be ascertained, but the offer was confirmed by multiple government agencies By Yaswan Raj Area Defense (THAAD) and Patriot Advance Capability (PAC-3) missile defence

Never mind Balakot, IAF is worse off than Pakistan Air Force on pilot strength

Compared to Pakistan Air Force’s 2.5 pilots per aircraft, the IAF is at a ratio of 1.5. The IAF also has issues with squadron strength and target practice By Snehesh Alex Philip The Indian Air Force (IAF) may have successfully

Narendra Modi, India’s ‘watchman,’ captures historic Election victory

Intense feelings about Mr. Modi, for or against, Helped drive turnout to 67 percent, the highest ever By Jeffrey Gettleman, Vindu Goel, Kai Schultz, Suhasini Raj & Hari Kumar He called himself India’s watchman, even as minorities said they felt

India cuts off UN panel after J & K report

An Indian paramilitary soldier stands guard outside a polling station in Pulwama on May 6, 2019 HRC lists 13 cases in 2018 alone, including of 4 children killed by security forces By Suhasini Haidar Reacting angrily to a submission from


Modi wins despite unemployment, tensions with Pakistan

Mr Modi’s government has failed to protect India from disastrous unemployment levels, the highest in 45 years, according to government data leaked to the press earlier this year. While the economy is growing, millions are out of work despite Mr

Most foreign correspondents see India through the lens of a Delhi drawing room

Modi has brought with him some very nasty Hindutva leaders, and if he wins again, he should get rid of them. But, he has also given a voice to Indians who do not speak a word of English and who